Project Life: My Monthly Take on It

(please “excuse the mess” as I switch over my blog to a new theme and change things up a bit around here.  It’s in transition currently!)

Several months ago I had decided to call it quits on Project Life.  The weekly spreads were taking me too long and with all the other assignments and commitments in life, it was becoming a chore.  An unenjoyable chore.  I had gotten so far behind that the idea of catching up was pretty overwhelming.  So after about April, I gave up.  But whenever I’d look through my pages I’d finished, I would feel disappointed that I’d abandoned it completely because really… it’s such a cool concept.  I love how you can capture the little bits of life in a way you can’t in a photo book or photo-a-day even.

I decided to give it another go, but on a monthly basis.  I can do one layout per month surely!  I started with October and am so happy I just started right there with the current month.  I doubt I’ll go back and try to fill in those late spring and summer months… I’m just forging ahead in the  moment!  😉  Here’s the left hand page:

october1

and the right hand page:

october2

and here’s the inserts in between:  (I have an 8×8 page protector with a collage of instagram pics on one side and a photo of my husband when he met a certain candidate during a campaign stop on the other.  A second insert is just a fall decoration Will made at preschool.)

october3

october4

Now, on to November!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  various Studio Calico digital stamp brushes, Take Note Journaling Cards from In a Creative Bubble

4 thoughts on “Project Life: My Monthly Take on It

  1. Stephanie Baxter December 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm Reply

    I totally could have written this blog post…the exact same thing happened to me! I think my problem was that I didn’t keep it simple enough…I tried to approach each pocket like a mini scrapbook page, meaning that each spread took me hours! So next year, I’m going to do just one page per week instead of a double page spread, and then just literally slot in photos and journaling cards into pockets and call it done! I love the colours in your spread by the way…such happy colours!

  2. Lisa Dickinson December 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm Reply

    oh this makes me feel better about being a PL flunkie 🙂 i should try to do the one-spread-a-month thing and see if I can make it work. i love your october layout!

  3. Laura December 6, 2012 at 9:30 am Reply

    This gives me hope. I plan on starting in January for the first time. Monthly may be better for me from lack of things to scrap lol. Ill play it by ear TFS

  4. Keshet December 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm Reply

    This is a very cool take on PL, Nicole!

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